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Area Code 662

Where Is Area Code 662?

Updated: June 20th 2017

Area code 662 serves the northern half of Mississippi. Area code 662 was put into use on April 19, 1999, and was created from a split of area code 601. Area code 662 is located in the Central Time Zone and covers 46 counties of Mississippi.

Southaven is located in DeSoto County in Mississippi. Southaven is a principal city in the Memphis metropolitan area and is the third largest city in Mississippi. Southaven is roughly 6 miles southwest of the Memphis International Airport. Southaven was officially incorporated as a city in 1980. Since 1980, the city has been one of the fastest growing cities in the southeastern United States. The city’s land area doubled and its population tripled in less than 20 years. The growth of the city has been attributed mainly to the white flight from Memphis; white flight started in the mid 20th century and was the large-scale migration of White people from racially mixed urban areas to more White suburban regions. The construction of Interstate 55 in the 1970s also helped to promote Southaven’s growth by creating easier access to Southaven from cities such as Chicago, Jackson, and Memphis. Today Southaven has a population of 48,982 and the racial makeup of the city is 71.0% White, 22.2% African American, 5.0% Hispanic, and 1.7% Asian (2010 Census). Overall Southaven is a fairly safe city to reside in or visit. Points of interest in Southaven include Tanger Outlets Southaven, Southaven Towne Center, Landers Center, and Snowden Grove Park.

Tupelo is the county seat of Lee County and is the seventh largest city in Mississippi. Located in Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo is roughly midway between Memphis, Tennessee and Birmingham, Alabama. Tupelo was officially incorporated as a city in 1870. In 1864, the fight between the Union and Confederate forces occurred and was known as the Battle of Tupelo. On April 5, 1936, the Tupelo tornado hit the city. Known as the fourth deadliest tornado in United States history, the Tupelo tornado killed at least 200 people and injured at least 700 people.

Today Tupelo has a population of 34,546 and the racial makeup of the city is 58.7% White, 36.8% African American, 3.5% Hispanic, and 1.0% Asian (2010 Census). Like Southaven, Tupelo is a fairly safe city to reside in or visit.

Tupelo has a humid subtropical climate, meaning hot summers and cool winters; the city is also prone to severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. When it comes to the economy, Tupelo has always been a regional transportation hub. More recently, the city has seen an increase in tourism and hospitality, which stems from being the home of Elvis Presley and the Natchez Trace. Museums in Tupelo include the Tupelo Automobile Museum, the Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum, the Tupelo Veteran’s Museum, and the Oren Dunn City Museum. Points of interest in Tupelo include the Natchez Trace Parkway, the Tupelo Buffalo Park & Zoo, Ballard Park, the Tupelo National Battlefield, and the Mall at Barnes Crossing. Tupelo celebrates its culture by hosting multiple festivals and events throughout the year. The most well known festival is the Tupelo Elvis Festival, which pays tribute to Elvis Presley and his music. Other festivals and events include the Gumtree Festival, the Tupelo Film Festival, and the Taste of Tupelo.

Major Cities In Area Code 662

Southaven

Tupelo

Olive Branch

Greenville

Horn Lake

Greenville is the county seat of Washington County and is located in a region known as the Mississippi Delta. The Mississippi Delta was known for its distinct racial, cultural, and economic history. Historically, Greenville was the home of cotton plantations. This was also the era when African Americans developed blues and jazz. During the 1940s and 1950s, Greenville was home to Nelson Street, a historic strip of blues clubs that people flocked to just to hear Delta blues, jump blues, and jazz. Today Greenville has a population of 34,400 and the racial makeup of the city is 75.9% African American, 21.7% White, 1.2% Hispanic, and 0.8% Asian (2010 Census). Unfortunately Greenville has a very high crime rate and is considered to be one of the most dangerous cities in Mississippi. Points of interest in Greenville include the Winterville Mounds, the Greenville Cypress Preserve, the Belmont Plantation, the River Road Queen Welcome Center, the Trop Casino, and the Harlow’s Casino.

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